With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy releases you might have missed.
The Big Bang Theory’s Leonard and Penny Named Most Desirable Neighbors for 2018; The Simpsons Named Least Desirable Neighbors in 2017
Americans would most like to be neighbors with Leonard Hofstadter and Penny from CBS’s The Big Bang Theory, according to the 11th annual Zillow Celebrity Neighbor Survey. The Simpson family from Fox’s The Simpsons were named the least desirable TV neighbors for 2017. For the first time ever, Zillow rolled out a new questionnaire for its annual celebrity neighbor survey. The 2017 survey asks U.S. adults which fictional characters from popular television shows they would most like to have as a neighbor and with whom they wouldn’t want to share a fence.
Whether you are new to the workforce or looking to make a career change in the New Year, CareerBuilder is releasing a list of jobs that can give you the building blocks to jump-start your career and get ahead. The study looks at jobs that are projected to grow over the next five years, present good learning opportunities and, for the most part, don’t require a college degree. The study is based on data from Emsi, CareerBuilder’s labor market analysis arm that aggregates information from multiple national and local employment resources.
Americans are moving westward, flocking to the Mountain and Pacific West, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to lose residents. In 2017, more residents moved out of Illinois than any other state with 63% of moves being outbound. Vermont had the highest percentage of inbound migration in 2017 with nearly 68% of moves to and from the state being inbound. Those are the results of the United Van Lines’ 41st Annual National Movers Study, which tracks customers’ state-to-state migration patterns over the past year.
comScore on Dec. 31, 2017 announced annual worldwide theatrical box office revenues are up 3% over 2016 and set a new record of $39.92 billion through Dec. 31, 2017, making 2017 the highest-earning year in global movie history. Powered by record revenues of $28.8 billion internationally and the third consecutive $11 billion-plus year at the North American box office, this record-breaking year was comprised of an assortment of exciting films from all genres and from every studio, driving enthusiastic patrons to more than 125,000 screens in more than 25,000 theaters across the globe. Top films included Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Star Wars: The Last Jedi; Universal’s The Fate of the Furious; Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming; the China-based title Wolf Warrior 2; Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman; and Fox’s Logan.
U.S. Investor-Owned Electric Companies to Deploy Nearly 1,500 Additional Restoration Workers and Support Personnel to Puerto Rico in Early January
Several investor-owned electric companies that are members of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) will deploy nearly 1,500 additional restoration workers and support personnel to Puerto Rico in early January to accelerate ongoing power restoration efforts across the island. These new personnel will work under the direction of the seven incident management teams (IMT) that were deployed to Puerto Rico on Dec. 10, 2017 to support the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) regional directors.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine